This is the second article in the Build Back Better Benefits series that highlights how the funds targeted to public housing in the Build Back Better legislation will benefit local communities. The first article in the series focused on Baltimore. You can read it here.
From the Star Tribune:
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority plans to demolish more than a dozen houses it owns and replace them with 84 units in four- and six-plexes across the city.
The roughly $34 million project is expected to begin in the summer of 2022 and calls for replacing aging "scattered site" public housing. Authority officials said only one of the 16 parcels designated for new housing is vacant.
Los Angeles was one of eight cities announced Monday as recipients of $450,000 federal grants to support a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds were given to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, which will use the money to develop a “transformational plan” by and for residents of Chinatown and for the benefit of residents of the William Mead Homes housing development.
From the Brooklyn Reader:
A new 12-story 100% affordable housing development will bring 179 permanently affordable apartments to extremely low and low-income families in Brownsville.
From The Columbus Dispatch:
The former site of a rock music venue with a tragic history in Columbus' Northland neighborhood will soon get a major makeover.
As construction on the Cambridge Housing Authority 's Burns Apartments continues, CHA posted before-and-after photos of the community that highlight the significant progress the housing authority has made in revitalizing the property. Construction on the 198 units at Burns Apartments started in February 2020, and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.
From INLIVIAN (the Charlotte Housing Authority):
In the fastest gentrifying zip code in Charlotte, INLIVIAN is creating inclusive and sustainable housing where people with diverse incomes live, work, and play together. INLIVIAN's CEO Fulton Meachem sits down and discusses the redevelopment of Dillehay Courts. One of INLIVIAN's oldest properties is going to be transformed into modern build that will create a new beginning for residents. It is about keeping the residents taken care of every step of the way. .
From the Weingart Center's press release:
Construction of a 278-unit, 19-story permanent supportive housing high-rise was celebrated at a ceremony today at 555 S. Crocker Street in the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles.
From the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's press release:
Governor Larry Hogan, Mayor Brandon Scott, Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) president and CEO Janet Abrahams and City Councilmember Robert Stokes took turns at the controls of an excavator today to help bring down the final bricks on the last of six buildings of phase I of the 1940’s-era Perkins Homes.